In The Great Gatsby, he attempted to bring these narrations together to create a style that is both romantic and cultural. Like many stories before his, Fitzgerald uses romanticism to combine two worlds, in this case Gatsby fantasized version of himself and reality. The naturalistic portion can be seen when Gatsby has a power struggle with Tom, and Nick concludes that even when we think we are looking forward, we are often looking backwards. Gatsby models himself on his mentors, which relates to Fitzgerald’s historic narration. Fitzgerald also leaves things vague, including Daisy’s appearance.
This novel was so incredibly out there with its tone, characters, and setting that any attempt to even slightly recreate something along the lines of it would be futile, and most likely blatantly not as good. Rare is it to find a book so unconcerned with the “rules” of fictional writing, especially one that is so well written and and successful in its excursions from conformity, causing the reader to be constantly questioning their views on reality and existence and of things that we only ever acknowledge as mysteries. There is a great existential tone throughout “Night Vale” that is perhaps perfectly represented through this quote: “Your existence is not impossible, but also not very
Gatsby doesn't really do either for Nick, so he has no reason to think of Gatsby in any other way than his true self. Throughout the novel Nick and Gatsby go through many struggles together. Both have their own opinion of each other. Nick has evidence to be a very unbiased narrator for many different reasons. There is very little evidence that shows that Nick could not be a good narrator, but the amount of good evidence overtakes the bad evidence.
Even as readers, we do not know everything there is to know, especially when dealing with Jay Gatsby, but what we do know still manages to be contradicted by the complicated character of Daisy. It is recognizable that Daisy continually denies reality for her own convenience within her individual relationships mainly involving Tom and Gatsby, which deal with Tom’s affair, the situation of Gatsby, the feeling of regret following the realization of her first love, and her past of loving Tom. To start off, it is known that Daisy chooses to contradict many things going on in her life. In this time period, it was not uncommon for married men to have affairs with other women, while the other way around was not acceptable. When reading this novel, we
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut was just as confusing as it was interesting. “Anyone unable to understand how useful religion can be founded on lies will not understand this book either” (Vonnegut, 14) is the sentence that outlines the entire book and informs the reader of how this book is going to cause them to think about topics they would not frequently focus on; such as a religion being founded on lies, but people still believe in it, even though they know it is not true. This novel follows the journey of Jonah who somehow falls headfirst into the religion of Bokononism. This religion of lies was created by a man named Bokonon. Jonah’s biography on the inventor of the atomic bomb leads him to San Lorenzo, where everyone practices this religion, but no one is allowed to do so.
There was no way to know how the cops reacted to finding this out or what the repercussions were. Suspense was profound in “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe. Throughout the entirety of the book, he left the reader with multiple questions. It is a story completely based off of not knowing exactly what will happen next. but knowing something will happen.
He wasn’t either in his soul. He couldn’t be. He wasn’t raised to be.” (The Color of the Soul, 27) Andy’s conflicts that continue throughout the entirety of the book are derived from this lack understanding he had for himself. His dread of what his past meant for him and his relationship with Miss Penbrook was eventually overpowered by his courage to find the truth to these questions. Courage gained by truth and change can seem unlikely, but it sometimes holds the answer to
Although it is fundamentally the same story, they are filled with varying ideas. However, they both leave an abundance of unanswered questions for believers to ponder on. It states, “In other words the Iroquois creation story does not attempt to explain the creation of the whole universe.” Did the biblical story give a more clear beginning of the new world? If the stories are not fully written, how can it be analyzed completely? It is astonishing how people do not ever go looking for the answers because of how deeply they believe in these theories.
The story is not easy to read and even harder to understand due to the many time jumps. The narrative perspective is also unfamiliar: Faulkner uses an anonymous first-person narrator, who never appears in the first person singular, but only as "we" occurs. One could therefore even speak of a we-perspective. The fact that Faulkner does not tell the story in a traditional order can be seen from the fact that he begins, so to speak, with the end of the story: the death of Emily. Starting from the end, the narrator keeps making different flashbacks and leaps in time.
The movie was not necessarily bad; however I was quite displeased with the lack in detail which the book had strived in. The disappointment began with the casting Homayoun Ershadi as ‘Baba’ or Agha Sahib. In the novel Baba seems untouchable – unreachable – because he towers over ordinary men. Needless to say, he also towers